With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 11/22/09 - 11/29/09

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Shelley China

This pretty little teacup saucer was given to me from my mom. She brought it all the way home from Alaska during a visit with her brother and his family.
The pattern is called Summer Glory.
What makes this dish extra special is that it was made by a pottery company called Shelley which is my mothers married name and my maiden name. My dads roots are German, not English, but it's neat to know it is the same name and the same spelling.

Photo source The National Shelley China Club

Photo source The National Shelley China Club


The Shelley* story begins about 1860 when the Wileman family, owners of the Foley works, a large pottery between Longton and Fenton in Staffordshire, England, built a second pottery for the purpose of producing fine china. The event seemed to be enough for James B. Shelley to leave his position at the Dresden works and join Henry Wileman and his sons as a mere traveler or salesperson. In 1864, Henry Wileman died and his two sons Charles and James split the two works with James running the earthenware works and Charles the china works. In 1870, James dies and in 1872, Charles took James Shelley in partnership to run the china works.
*Info from the National Shelley China Club. Read more by clicking link.Cindy's My Romantic Home is full of interesting Show & Tell Posts ~ visit to see them all!

Thanksgiving Wishes & Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Raking, Running & Relaxin'

Spent a delightful weekend with dear little Keri

After two sweeps of the rake, Keri declared raking was "hard work" and she'd much rather make lovely bouquets of the dried Sedum I was tossing in the leaf pile.

Monday, November 23, 2009

All The Flavors of Thanksgiving

All-In-One Holiday Bundt Cake
Just like Dorie says in her book... all your favorite flavors of Thanksgiving all wrapped up in each delicious bite! Pumpkin, cranberry, apples, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger with a finish of maple syrup in the glaze.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mosaic Monday ~ Sisters

Happy Birthday to My Dear Sister!

The birthday girl is the pretty blond
I have always looked up to and loved my big sister!
I think this will always be one of my all time favorite pictures!

There is no better friend than a sister. And there is no better sister than you.

Author Unknown


A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.

Marion C. Garretty

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply...

Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.

Mary Montagu


How do people make it through life without a sister?

Sara Corpening


Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.

Author Unknown

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.

Author Unknown

A sister is a forever friend.

Author Unknown

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.

Carol Saline

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.

Benjamin Disraeli

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

Clara Ortega

An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too.

Pam Brown

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.

Susan Scarf Merrell

Sisters share the scent and smells - the feel of a common childhood.

Pam Brown

A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.

Author Unknown

Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life.

Author Unknown

We may look old and wise to the outside world. But to each other,

we are still in junior school.

Charlotte Gray

You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories.

Deborah Moggach


It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own.

Pam Brown


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